Landmines

  • Naxals trigger landmine blast in Kanker, none hurt 17-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Naxals triggered a landmine blast on Thursday in insurgency-hit Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh when a polling party escorted by security forces was returning after conducting elections in the region. However, no injuries or causalities were reported in the blast. "The incident took place under Bhanupratappur police station limits...
  • Two landmines found in Jharkhand, police issue advisory 13-04-2014 09:06 PM

    Two landmines were found by security forces in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Sunday, as officials issued an advisory to security personnel not to defuse landmines but hand over the task to bomb disposal squads. Police said two landmines, each weighing 10 kg, were found during a search operation at the...
  • Balloting picks up amid incidents of violence 10-04-2014 02:14 PM

    Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours on Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state. "So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional...
  • Five landmines planted to blow up police vehicles recovered in Lohardagga 08-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Five landmines were recovered from Jharkhand's Lohardagga district during a search operation by the security forces on Tuesday and later defused, police said. The landmines, being used to blow up police vehicles, were recovered from Bohra village in the district, about 80 km from Ranchi. Polling in Lohardagga will be...
  • Three improvised bombs defused by security forces 08-04-2014 02:36 PM

    Three large improvised bombs were recovered and defused by security forces in Bihar's Gaya district on Tuesday. Officials said the locally-made lethal bombs were found in Rakshi-Tongila-Chatakpur and Bankebazar area of Gaya district. A joint squad of CRPF and state police personnel recovered the bombs during a patrol and crippled...
  • Injured jawan shown on TV is alive, says CRPF chief 08-04-2014 02:03 PM

    A CRPF trooper, who was injured when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while being defused and seen on TV pleading for his life, is alive, CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi on Tuesday said. He said the CRPF personnel being shown on TV is not Deputy...
  • 27 powerful landmines unearthed, hardcore Maoist arrested 05-04-2014 12:06 AM

    In a major haul of explosives before the Lok Sabha elections, security forces on Friday recovered 27 powerful landmines in Bihar's Gaya district, while a hardcore Maoist was arrested from neighbouring Aurangabad district. Besides the landmines, 24 pipe bombs weighing five kg each and three tiffin bombs weighing 10 kg...
  • Jharkhand: Naxals strike again, 3 policemen injured in landmine blast 25-03-2014 09:19 AM

    Khunti: In yet another Naxal attack in the run up to polls, three policemen have been injured in Jharkhand in a landmine blast on Tuesday morning. Three police personnel including a station in-charge were injured in the Naxal attack that took place in Khunti. This is the second Naxal strike...
  • 2 Naxals suspected of being involved in Jiram Ghati, Jagdalpur killings arrested 14-03-2014 10:22 AM

    Two Naxals, wanted in connection with the last year's Jeerum valley attack in which several state Congress leaders were killed, have been arrested, police said on Thursday. "Kosa (38) and Deva Kudyami (35) were arrested from Chandmeta village in Darbha area of Raipurdistrict and seized a landmine and a country...
  • Five injured while defusing landmine 13-03-2014 07:02 PM

    Five persons, including four policemen, were injured on Thursday when a landmine being defused exploded on the border of Palamau and Chatra districts. Three personnel of the Palamau district police, one of the Chatra district police and a civilian were injured, when the land mine exploded while being defused, Deputy...
  • Hardcore Maoist involved in killing of Munger SP arrested 13-02-2014 10:34 AM

    A hardcore Maoist involved in killing of the then Munger Superintendent of Police KC Surendra Babu was arrested on Wednesday from a jungle in Banka, police said. Acting on a tip off, a joint team of CRPF and Bihar police raided a jungle on the border of Banka and Jhajha...
  • Jharkhand: Maoists release 4 officials abducted from Giridih 27-01-2014 06:19 PM

    Giridih: Jharkhand Police has confirmed that four security personnel who had been abducted by suspected Naxals in Giridih district have been released. Earlier in the day, seven landmine blasts took place in Giridih in which one security personnel was killed. 11 security personnel had been injured in blast from which...
  • Jharkhand: 7 landmine blasts rock Giridih, 1 dead, 11 policemen injured 27-01-2014 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: In what is suspected to be a Naxal attack, Giridih in Jharkhand was on Monday rocked by seven landmine blasts in which one security personnel was killed. According to Giridih SP Kranti Kumar Garhdeshi, while there 11 other security personnel were injured in the blasts. Garhdeshi has rushed...
  • Bihar: 7 policemen killed in landmine blast by Naxals 03-12-2013 05:08 PM

    Aurangabad: Seven policemen have been killed in a land mine blast triggered allegedly by Naxals at Tandwa in Aurangabad. The blast took place when the police vehicle carrying the the seven police men was passing through the area. Six policemen and one officer incharge has been killed in the blast....
  • Six landmines recovered during anti-Naxal operation in Tebo jungle 06-11-2013 10:27 PM

    Security forces on Wednesday recovered six landmines during an anti-Naxal operation in Tebo jungle in adjoining West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. Security personnel comprising of para-military forces and district armed police force recovered six landmines, combat uniforms and medicines from the Naxal stronghold of Tebo jungle, DIG...
  • Aurangabad landmine blast accused surrenders, sent to 14-day judicial custody 24-10-2013 03:12 PM

    One of the men accused of killing seven people in Bihar's Aurangabad district last week surrendered in court on Thursday and was sent to 14 days' judicial custody, police said. "After police intensified search operations, one of the men who was earlier accused in the case and had been identified...
  • Five Maoists suspected of being behind Pathara landmine blasts arrested 21-10-2013 03:53 PM

    Five Maoists, believed to have been involved in last week's landmine blast at Pathara, were arrested along with weapons in Bihar's Aurangabad district during a search operation by the police. Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma said the five were arrested from different villages of the Maoist-hit Aurangabad district on...
  • Naxals planting IEDs near polling booths in Bastar: Police 18-10-2013 10:54 AM

    With Assembly elections nearing in Chhattisgarh, police have received inputs of Naxals planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near polling booths in the Maoist-hotbed of Bastar division in a bid to disrupt the electoral process. Security forces are regularly conducting operations to detect landmines in southern Chhattigsarh following inputs that the...
  • Gram panchayat member held, landmine device recovered 16-08-2013 06:51 PM

    Jhargram:Police on Friday arrested an elected Gram Panchayat member belonging to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for his alleged links with Maoists from Jhargram police district of West Bengal. Sukumar Murmu, the Gram Panchayat member, was arrested following a tip-off and a landmine device recovered from his house at Basantapur...
  • Offensive against Maoists continues in WB 18-10-2011 09:47 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal government-appointed interlocutors on Tuesday asserted that the dialogue process with Maoists to restore peace in the 'junglemahal' area is on even as the offensive against the rebels continued. Two top rebel leaders, including state secretary and spokesman Akash, escaped a joint raid by security forces in the...
  • Chhattisgarh: 5 securitymen killed in naxal attack 27-06-2011 08:33 AM

    Raipur: Maoists on Sunday blew up a police vehicle in a landmine blast and ambushed BSF personnel killing five securitymen and injuring six others in two separate attacks in Dantewada and Kanker districts of Chhattisgarh. "Ultras blew up a Bolero (SUV) in a landmine blast near Kirandul, 6 km from...
  • Landmine blast leaves three ITBP jawans dead 08-10-2010 05:46 PM

    Raipur: Naxalites on Friday triggered a landmine blast, killing three ITBP jawans in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district. "Naxals blew up a police vehicle in which ITBP jawans were travelling near their base camp at Kohka village in the district," Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police, B L Meena said. The incident occurred when...